Month: April 2012

From the Brandywine to Your Teacup: A Water Drop’s Journey

By Brenna Goggin, Environmental Advocate If you have never wondered about the process your drinking water goes through before it gets to your faucet, you are not alone. The Delaware Nature Society’s Wilmington Drinking Water Tour, led by Sally O’Byrne this week, provided the opportunity to discover where, when, and how your drinking water ends …

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Signs of Spring Update: Almost Finished!

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator Trout Lily was discovered blooming at Ashland on March 30, a full two weeks earlier than in 2011. Image by Derek Stoner. The past two weeks have seen an incredible burst of Spring activity in the plant and animal world locally.  The trend of warmth and plenty of sunshine …

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Middle Run Birding Trail: April 3 Walk Highlights

By Derek Stoner, Conservation Project Coordinator The bi-weekly bird walk at Middle Run started with a major squabble today:  the competition between two pairs of Tree Swallows for a nest box looked like New Yorkers fighting over that prize Fifth Avenue penthouse suite!  Just the evening before, I had installed this nest box with the …

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